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Item #: 280EOS60D
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It shoots fast and handles smoothly. It's got hands-on SLR features for photography enthusiasts, but it's also as easy to use as any point-and-shoot camera. If you love taking pictures and you want to step up your game, the Canon EOS 60D should definitely be on your short list. You'll revel in the realism and depth of the photos you capture, right from day one. The 60D also boasts a 1080p HD video mode with full manual control of shutter speed and aperture to give your movies the exact look you want. And you can connect it directly to your compatible HDTV with an optional mini HDMI cable to share your freshly filmed clips and pics.
Keep on shooting when the lights get low
This cam's sensitive 18-megapixel CMOS image sensor records breathtaking photos with eye-popping detail. Canon gave the 60D an extra-wide sensitivity range to ensure you'll never miss a shot because of poor lighting conditions. Its extended high ISO settings make it ideal for night shots or indoor settings, where the lack of light would normally make shooting impossible. The 60D also offers Canon's Auto Lighting Optimizer, which automatically corrects the contrast and brightness of your images as they're recorded. This helps preserve subtle photographic details of complex subjects, like sunny highlights on your kids' faces against the deeply shadowed woods behind them.
Flexible LCD design
The EOS 60D is Canon's first-ever SLR with a tilt-and-swivel LCD. This bright, high-res screen lets you preview your camera settings in real time, making it easier than ever to grab fantastic looking shots of fast-moving action. Hold your camera up high or down low when you're composing your shots, and simply tilt the screen toward you so you can see it. This feature works out really well for shooting over the heads in a crowd, or taking low-level macro shots without stooping. Activate the on-screen electronic level to make certain your landscapes have perfectly straight horizons. The screen even flips around face-in to protect it when you travel.
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Average Customer Review(s):
getting ure to the changes,enjoying the camara
Pros: big step for me but i am learning
VENGO DE UNA 500D Y ESTA 60D ES OTRO NIVEL The 60D is a step up from the 500D that I had.
Pros: MEJOR CUERPO, RESPONDE MEJOR A ISOS ALTOS Better body, responds better to higher ISO
Cons: ME HUVIESE GUSTADO QUE FUERA MAS PESADA,PERO CON UN GRIP SE SOLUCIONA EL PESO Y AGARE I would have liked this to be a bit heavier, but getting a camera grip resolves any weight or grip issuesCrutchfield response on December 7, 2012 Translation provided by Crutchfield's Spanish Sales & Support team. Visit our new Spanish-language site at www.crutchfieldenespanol.com:
I've had the EOS 60D for about two months and have taken thousands of pictures. I'm still learning and don't pretend to have done more than scratched the surface of this camera, but it is apparent to me how capable it really is. Have shot everything from low-light night interiors to mountain landscapes and it has performed superbly. The battery lasts forever -- with a full charge, it lasted through a five-day trip to Mexico with hundreds of pictures shot. The only real complaint I have to date is the weight but it's not really a serious complaint. It's just that this isn't a camera you casually slip into your pocket, but I knew that going in. Have taken it on multi-mile hikes on mountain trails and have not regretted it. Recommend getting lense(s) with auto-focus and anti-shake. The owner's manual is fine but I'd also recommend getting either a book or DVD to explain camera features and operations, especially if you're new to high-end DSLRs like I am. I did both, and the DVD really helped. Note -- several DVDs available, just Google "training DVD canon eos 60d."
Pros: - Solid feel - Great picture quality - High-res capability in RAW format - Huge capability - Easy auto settings or a variety of others - Nice back screen -- articulates for easy use/viewing - Easy to navigate all settings once you get the hang of it - Have used sports "dummy" setting twice with great results for fast-moving subjects - Battery life -- amazingly long
Cons: - Weight - Awkward to use for video
This is actually my second Canon 60D body. My purchase through Crutchfield has been a pleasurable experience, not like the non-name brand camera stores. I bought the second body because this is perhaps the greatest camera yet that is reasonably priced and does so much. The articulating screen is tops and enables great angle photography, and the 18 megapixel sensor, gives clear sharp and grainless prints up to 20x30. I'm not into video, so I really don't need it. But as for a camera that has it all and does all flawlessly, the Canon 60D is tops! Both work well together too with differing lenses.
Good stuff: 3.0 articulating lcd screen for any type of shots (any direction) 18 mega-pixel sensor Canon digic iv processor 5.3 fps 9-point auto focus (rapid focus) Built-in flash Built-in wireless transmitter Compatible with over 60 ef/ef-s canon lenses
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||N/A|
|Effective Megapixel Count||18|
|Highest Resolution||5184 x 3456|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||26.6|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Lens Compatibility: The Canon EOS 60D digital SLR camera is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup. This gives you a wide range of lenses to choose from, from ultra-wide angle to super-telephoto lenses. No lens is included with the EOS 60D camera.
Viewfinder: The EOS 60D features an eye-level, pentaprism optical viewfinder with approximately 96% coverage. It has a built-in diopter so you can adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight with or without glasses. Separate dioptric adjustment viewfinder lenses (from +2 to -4), available from Canon, can be installed on the camera, if desired. When using the self-timer or remote control, the supplied eyepiece cover, attached to the neck strap, can be used to prevent light from entering the eyepiece.
Vari-angle Clear View LCD Monitor: The EOS 60D features a 3" Clear View TFT color LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots which allows you to view and shoot real-time images. The monitor swivels out and rotates up to 270° for shooting at difficult angles. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness levels to choose from. The LCD monitor's anti-reflection and water-repellant coating provides a clearer and more smudge-resistant surface and a light sensor integrated into the screen enables automatic brightness adjustment in accordance with ambient light.
Live View: The Live View Function enables you to shoot still images or videos while viewing the image on the camera's LCD monitor. The Final Image Simulation function lets you view the effects of the camera's settings on the photo you are taking. You can check the color, white balance, lighting, exposure, depth of field, and aspect ratio before you take the shot.
Dual Axis Electronic Level: The EOS 60D also features a new Dual Axis Electronic Level and tilt display that aids in achieving perfectly level shots, displaying both roll and pitch in 1° increments, either in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
Grid Display: The grid display superimposes vertical and horizontal lines in the monitor during Live View to help you compose your pictures. You can choose from Grid 1 which divides the monitor into 9 sections--3 vertical and 3 horizontal. Grid 2 divides the monitor into 24 sections--4 vertical and 6 horizontal.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: The EOS 60D features a Canon-designed 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size (22.3 x 14.9mm) CMOS sensor that captures a high level of resolution so it's easy to crop images for enlargement without concern of losing detail. A major factor in reducing noise, the CMOS sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth. The image sensor has a 3:2 aspect ratio with 19-million total pixels (5432 H x 3492 V) and 18-million effective pixels (5200 H x 3462 V).
Sensor Cleaning: The camera has a self-cleaning sensor unit attached to the image sensor's front-layer (low-pass filter) to shake off dust automatically. The dust delete data can also be appended to the image so that the dust spots remaining can be erased automatically by the provided Digital Photo Professional software.
Note: Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower.
DIGIC 4 Image Processor: The EOS 60D's DIGIC 4 Image Processor ensures that images are captured, processed, and saved with remarkable speed. This improved processor makes possible a new 3:2 multiple aspect ratio, in-camera RAW image processing, creative filters, image resizing with new S2 and S3 image-recording quality. Large 18MP images can be shot at 5.3 fps. The chip's 14-bit signal processing give you excellent image gradation, enhanced Face Detection Live mode, Full HD video recording, and the Auto Lighting Optimizer.
Recording Media: The EOS 60D records images onto SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. The camera is also compatible with Eye-Fi cards, which allow you to automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN.
Note: No recording media is supplied with the camera.
Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in JPEG and RAW (14-bit) formats in 3:2 aspect ratio. During Live View Shooting, you can also record images in 4:3, 16:9 or 1:1 aspect ratio. Simultaneous RAW+JPEG recording is also possible. In addition, the camera can record video in the MOV format (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: Linear PCM). Audio is recorded in monaural using the built-in microphone, or in stereo with an external stereo microphone (sold separately).
Note: Video recording is only available in Live View Mode using the camera's LCD monitor.
Drive Modes: The Canon EOS 60D offers the following Drive (Shutter) modes.
Note: The Canon EOS 60D is compatible with the following IR wireless remote controls (RC-1 or RC-5), so you can shoot remotely up to approximately 16.4 feet.
AF System: The EOS 60D features a 9-point, cross-type Auto Focus system. With f/5.6 and faster lenses, all 9 AF points are sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines. With f/2.8 lenses, the camera's center AF point's sensitivity to vertical and horizontal lines is about twice as sensitive as the other AF points. You can manually select any of the 9 AF points to autofocus.
AF Modes: You can select the AF mode to suit the shooting conditions or subject. In Basic Zone modes, the most suitable AF mode is set automatically. You can choose from the following AF modes:
Manual Focus: When autofocus fails due to conditions or lighting, you can focus manually by setting the switch on the lens to MF and turning the focus ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.
AF Assist Beam: The camera's built-in flash (or an attached external flash) will fire a series of flashes in a row to assist during auto-focusing in low-light situations. This AF-assist beam is effective up to approximately 13.1 feet.
Shooting Modes: The EOS 60D offers various different shooting modes, which are selectable on the top-mounted Mode Dial. The modes are divided into zones: Creative Zone, Image Zone, and Basic Zone. To avoid accidently changing the shooting mode, the mode dial has a lock, requiring you to hold down the lock-release button while you turn the dial. The Shooting Modes are as follows:
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3-stop increments, however, the viewfinder and LCD can only display the setting up to +/-3 stops.
Auto Exposure Bracketing: With auto exposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. If the Drive Mode is set to Single Shot, you will have to press the shutter button three times. If set to Continuous shooting, the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously.
AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects.
63-Zone Dual-Layer Metering Sensor: The EOS 60D features a new, 63 zone dual-layer sensor designed to complement the 9-point AF system. By taking into account the color and luminosity surrounding chosen AF points, this new system delivers an entirely new level of accuracy for better results even in difficult lighting situations. Since the metering sensor has a color measurement function, exposure errors and focus errors caused by different light sources are minimized; the EOS 60D gives stable exposure from shot to shot in situations where light changes, such as in a theater or concert hall. This makes the EOS 60D ideal for scenes with extreme difference in brightness such as brightly lit scenes or backlit scenes; the camera balances exposure of the main subject at the background, and exposures are not overly influenced by bright areas in the shot. You can select from the following metering modes:
ISO Speed: When shooting in the Creative Zone, the camera's ISO speed can be set manually between 100 and 6400 in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments to suit your shooting conditions. In addition the camera features an Auto ISO setting which allows the camera to automatically set the ISO speed from 100 to 6400. When using the Basic Zone modes, the ISO speed is set automatically. When in Auto ISO, you can set the maximum ISO speed to 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400. ISO Expansion allows you to set the speed to the equivalent of ISO 12800 if needed.
Built-in Flash: The Canon EOS 60D digital SLR camera features a built-in flash, which will pop up and fire automatically in Basic Zone modes. In the Creative Zone modes, you can pop up the flash manually when you wish to use the flash. When Red-eye Reduction is applied, a pre-flash will prevent the red-eye effect for most photos. Flash Exposure Compensation allows you to make the flash exposure darker or brighter +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
External Flash: You can mount an external flash unit to the camera's hot shoe. The camera is compatible with Canon's external EX-series Speedlites (sold separately). The camera's built-in flash can work as a master unit with Canon Speedlites having a wireless slave feature and wirelessly trigger the Speedlite to fire.
Auto Lighting Optimizer: If an image comes out dark or the contrast is low, the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. With JPEG images, the correction is done when the image is captured.
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction: Due to lens characteristics, the four corners of a picture might look darker. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. With JPEG images, the correction is done when the image is captured.
Picture Style: By selecting a picture style you can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include:
White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:
Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal images, sRGB is recommended. In the camera's Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set automatically.
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.
Multi-Language: The camera's menus system supports 25 different languages including English, French and Spanish.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You can choose which recorded images will be displayed in the slide show by selecting All images, Folder, Date, Movies, Stills, or Rating.
Index Display: This feature allows you to view four or nine images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.
Jump Playback: During playback you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also jump screens by date, folder, movies, stills, or rating.
Zoom Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere around the image.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Protect Images: You can select specific images from being erased accidentally.
Video/HDMI Outputs: With the supplied video cable, you can playback images from the camera on a TV (NTSC or PAL). There is also a mini-HDMI jack which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable, such as 280HTC100, is required.
Printing Effects: The digital SLR camera allows you to choose from the following Printing Effects:
Brightness: The image brightness can be adjusted within the camera before printing.
Red-Eye Correction: The red eye phenomenon will be corrected within the camera before printing.
Trimming: You can crop an image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. You can also edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-second increments.
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at participating photo labs.
Direct Print Function: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a CP-series printer that supports the Direct Print function. You can also connect the camera directly to certain Canon Bubble Jet printers. In this way, you can make prints directly from the camera without connecting a computer.
PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is the standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The Canon EOS 60D conforms to Exif Print, a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with Exif Print are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.
Power Options: The EOS 60D operates on the supplied LP-E6 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/1800 mAh). The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E6 battery charger in approximately 150 minutes. The performance specs for a fully charged LP-E6 battery pack are as follows:
|Conditions||Viewfinder Shooting||LCD Shooting|
|No Flash||50% Flash||Live View
|1400||1000||310||280||1 hr 40 min|
Optional BG-E9 Battery Grip: You can use two LP-E6 Lithium-Ion batteries or AA batteries in the optional BG-E9 battery grip (280BGE9). Using the BG-E9 on the camera, the battery capacity is as follows:
|Dual LP-E6 Battery Packs||Six "AA" Alkaline Batteries|
|Conditions||No Flash||50% Flash||No Flash||50% Flash|
|At 73°F (23°C)||3200||2200||550||410|
|At 32°F (0°C)||2800||2000||140||90|
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E6 AC adapter kit, you can operate the camera on common household power.
Auto Power Off: To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The Auto Power Off time can be set to 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 minutes.
Note: The Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Supplied Software: The EOS 60D comes bundled with the EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver.23.0, which includes:
Windows XP Professional/Home (SP2/SP3)
*compatible with 32-bit/64-bit systems for all versions except Starter Edition
|Mac OS X v10.4 to v10.6|
|Computer||PC with one of the above OS preinstalled||Macintosh with one of the above OS preinstalled|
Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor
|Interface||Hi-Speed USB||Hi-Speed USB|
Still Image Capacity:
|Image Format||Image Size||Image Quality||Capacity Using 4 GB SDHC Memory Card|
|Possible Shots||Maximum Burst|
5184 x 3456
3456 x 2304
2592 x 1728
1920 x 1080
720 x 480
5184 x 3456
3888 x 2592
2592 x 1728
|RAW + JPEG||17.9M
5184 x 3456
|RAW + JPEG (Fine)||100||7|
3888 x 2592
|mRAW + JPEG (Fine)||140||7|
2592 x 1728
|sRAW + JPEG (Fine)||180||7|
Moving Recording Time:
|Movie Recording Size||Frames-Per-Second (fps)||File Size||Total Record Time|
|8 GB SDHC||16 GB SDHC|
|1920 x 1080||30/25/24||330 MB/min||22 min||44 min|
|1280 x 720||60/50||22 min||44 min|
|640 x 480
Crop 640 x 480
|60/50||165 MB/min||46 min||1 hr 32 min.|
Note: The maximum file size of a single movie clip is 4 GB. For HD movies, the maximum recording time of a single clip is approximately 12 minutes. For SD movies, the maximum is approximately 24 minutes.
All Available Image Sizes:
|Quality||Aspect Ratio and Resolution|
|5184 x 3456
|4608 x 3456
|5184 x 2912
|3456 x 3456
|Medium||3456 x 2304
|3072 x 2304
|3456 x 1944
|2304 x 2304
|mRAW||3888 x 2592
|3456 x 2592
|3888 x 2188
|2592 x 2592
|2592 x 1728
|2304 x 1728
|2592 x 1456
|1728 x 1728
|Small 2||1920 x 1280
|1696 x 1280
|1920 x 1080
|1280 x 1280
|Small 3||720 x 480
|640 x 480
|720 x 400
|480 x 480
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